Education

Education

The UI Stanley Museum of Art Education Department organizes a wide range of programs for audiences of all ages. Each event serves to further our mission of bringing the experience of art to the greatest range of audiences possible.

Stanley Visual Classroom

Groups affiliated with the UI or another college or university may reserve the Visual Classroom for gallery tours or study visits to view objects not currently on display. Follow this link to submit an online request form and to find more information about teaching and learning in the Visual Classroom.

The museum has a limited capacity to host school field trips on campus in the Stanley Visual Classroom. Group coordinators should be aware that the Visual Classroom can accommodate no more than 25 students at a time. Email Assistant Curator of Education Brady Plunger (brady-plunger@uiowa.edu) to learn more about on-campus field trip opportunities.

Stanley School Programs

The museum encourages K–12 educators to make use of Stanley School Programs (SSP). SSP brings works of art from the museum’s global Education Collections into classrooms across the state at no cost. Follow this link to schedule a presentation in your classroom today! 

Senior Living Communities

The Stanley’s Senior Living Communities Program (SLC) brings museum staff and docents to senior centers and care facilities in the Corridor. The museum has created programming and activities that are designed to engage seniors with the visual arts through hands-on activities, group discussion, and presentations. Follow this link to learn more, and to find out how book the SLC program for your facility! 

In addition to its outreach programs, the museum continues to offer special exhibition-related events such as artists' talks and lectures. Visit Events to learn about upcoming educational events.

Tours are also available at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, where many of the Stanley's works are on display. Contact the Figge at (563) 326-7804 for more information or go online to http://figgeartmuseum.org/.